[Python-il] Is there a high-level profiling module for Python?

cool-RR cool-rr at cool-rr.com
Fri Sep 24 14:19:14 IST 2010

Thanks for the tip Refael. Anyway I created the module that does what I
wanted, it ended up being only ~30 lines. It will be released, documented
and tested, with GarlicSim 0.6 in a few months from now.

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Refael Ackermann <refack at gmail.com> wrote:

> A good place to start might be RunSnakeRun<http://www.vrplumber.com/programming/runsnakerun/>,
> which aims to be a front end to the lower level profilers.
> I don't think it does exactly what you want, but I believe extending it
> might be better than starting from scratch.
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 23:57, cool-RR <cool-rr at cool-rr.com> wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> This question is going to be in the same spirit of my last question,
>> except for a different topic. (The spirit is: "Here's something that I want,
>> please tell me if something like this exists before I write it myself.")
>> I'm looking for a high-level profiling module for Python.
>> I want to profile my Python code. I am well-aware of `cProfile`, and I use
>> it, but it's too low-level. (For example, there isn't even a straightforward
>> way to catch the return value from the function you're profiling.)
>> One of the things I would like to do: I want to take a function in my
>> program and set it to be profiled *on the fly* while running the program.
>> For example, let's say I have a function `heavy_func` in my program. I
>> want to start the program and have the `heavy_func` function not profile
>> itself. But sometime during the runtime of my program, I want to change
>> `heavy_func` to profile itself while it's running. (If you're wondering how
>> I can manipulate stuff while the program is running: I can do it either from
>> the debug probe or from the shell that's integrated into my GUI app.)
>> Is there a module already written which does stuff like this?
>> Ram.
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Ram Rachum
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